Morse Reservoir, IN
Lake Size: 1500 Acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 35 Miles
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 811
Information: Morse was constructed in 1956 as the 3rd reservoir of water for the city of Indianapolis. The other two lakes are Geist and Eagle Creek. Morse offers deeper water than Geist and does not have restrictions on boating, as does Eagle Creek. However, you'll travel a little to get here . Driving time from the north side of Indianapolis is about 30 to 45 minutes.
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| Homes occupy 95% of the shoreline of the lake. Originally thought to be an ideal location for vacation cottages, the area quickly prospered as permanent homes for nearly 25,000 residents. Homes range in value from less than $200,000 in Cicero to over $1 million in North Harbor, Noblesville. If you're considering a home on the lake, visit the real estate section of our web site.
Two parks offer free access to the water. Red Bridge park is located on the west shore at the 236th street (or Jackson street) bridge in Cicero. This park offers boat slips for rent, a club house, gas for your boat and the Cicero Public Swimming pool. Unfortunately, you can't swim in the lake or launch your boat here.
Morse Lake Park is owned by Noblesville and is located at the dam on the east side of the lake. Travel state road 19 north out of Noblesville and head west on 196th street. The road ends at the park. During the summer months, supervised swimming in the lake is provided and year-round picnicing is allowed. Shelters can be rented. The park is 20 acres in size and offers excellent views of boaters and skiers. Fishing is excellent along the shore and by the dam.
Morse lake marina is located on the east side just north of the Carrigan Road Bridge. This is the only access for boat launch. It will cost you only to launch your boat. Getting it out is free, but you'll soon discover the cost to put it in MUST contain the cost to get it out. Residents have learned that between 11am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday are best left to visitors on the lake. Grab a chair and watch the comedy. They'll disappear just a quickly. There's nothing like a quiet ride after work on WEDNESDAY. |